New & Noteworthy
ACT Job Posting: Fund Development/Community Relations/Experience Director (Full Time)
Become part of a growing nonprofit organization empowering people with disabilities through interactive experiences, both artistic and cultural, while providing opportunities for personal growth and learning. We need a new team member to plan and execute a comprehensive, mission-driven, advancement program to grow resources and programs. Has the operational responsibility for fundraising, public relations, and relationship building activities and unique events of Arists Creating Together. Looking for a creative story teller and relationship builder for program outreach. For full posting and submission information, find it on Google or Scribd.
Submit applications with cover letters via email to email@example.com by 7/21/14 by 5:00 pm.
Youth Open Studio! Thursday, August 7 from 6-8 pm
Youth Open Studio provides and opportunity for kids and young adults ages 5-15 to explore their own creativity in an open, supportive environment. For two hours, participants will have access to ACT art supplies and will have the opportunity to create their own masterpieces. Cost is $5 per person. See our Youth Open Studio Flier for more information. To sign up e-mail or call Becky at coordinator@artistscreatingtogether or 616-885-5866.
ACT's Summer Youth Camps!
Whether you're interested in drumming, dancing, or learning about and creating art from around the world, we have something for you! Camps take place throughout the summer and are for youth ages 5-16. Check out our registration form for more information about the sessions, dates, and times.
Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in volunteering with ACT this summer? Check out our volunteer opportunities here or head to the volunteer/interns tab and learn more about volunteering with ACT.
Artists Creating Together (ACT) brings students with disabilities together with artists and art projects. Art breaks down many of the emotional and psychological barriers that hold students back by building self-confidence and personal satisfaction. Art accomplishments advance learning skills, improve classroom behavior and show students that they are more self-sufficient and capable than they thought. Their new confidence produces new personal breakthroughs.
The confidence and the breakthroughs help them move from at risk students who may drop out of school to successful young people who have more tools to make positive contributions in the community.
ACT is the largest non-profit organization in Michigan bringing artists, art projects, teachers and students with disabilities together. Last year, ACT helped more than 8,500 individuals celebrate, succeed and grow with art.